tv [untitled] November 15, 2010 4:00am-4:30am PST
all right, one more time, let's give it up for our singers, our dancers, kicking it live here in san francisco city hall, all right. good to be here tonight. seeing all these shining indian faces once again. could i have all the native americans please remain standing? all native americans, stand up. how about a big round of applause for our native americans here for native
american heritage month in november. all you non-indians, just look around. this is what custer saw at the little bighorn, and you know what he said to his men? where did all these indians come from? once again, welcome to the sixth annual nida american heritage month celebration here at city hall. -- annual native american heritage month cicelebration. i would like to thank our host for this month, native american aids project, the mayor's office, the san francisco native american health center, and kqed
public broadcasting. how about a big round of applause for our host? thank you. at this time, when indian people -- when we gather, we throw on our regalia, our outfits. we do not call them costumes. if you are from oklahoma, we call them in being close -- clothes. it is good to see all these dancers and singers as well, their families. when we gather like this, we start out with prayer, so please stand if you are able. creator, grandfather, we give thanks this day for the many blessings for this beautiful day, this opportunity to honor our own here in san francisco
city hall. we give thanks to native and non-native alike, those that are here today. when this ends, we hope that they travel safe, that they continue this relationship, creator. we remember the words spoken here by the leaders of our native american community. creator, blessings upon them. our seniors, are dancers, everyone in attendance. remember those that have passed that are not able to be here, i am for health -- in poor health. remember our veterans. we know you have told us there is no such thing as a good war.
women's traditional, come on out. no. traditional, southern co op , this is your contest. i'm kidding. the only one judging you is margin right there. make sure you have your numbers displayed. all right. when you are ready. two sides. the style of dance from our northern plains, our southern plains. kiowa, ajibwe, blackfeet, lakota. this is a side step.
boys and men, stand by. once again, put your hands together for our women's no. traditional southern claw -- northern traditional southern claw. this style of dance, before our dances would start, they would call upon the grass dancers to come out, stomp that grass down. usually, it was about chest high. in order for our other dancers to dance. when you are ready, make them dance.
i want to thank each and every one of these dances for coming out, helping us to honor our own. no. traditional dancers, string dancers, grass dancers, no. -- northern traditional, southern coif, gene will dancers, seven traditional as well. our bets the war dancer. thank you. good singing, good dancing, all right, one more time. let's hear it for our singers and our dancers. looking good.